Nasal Passage Narrowing in Dogs
Surgery is the treatment of choice in affected patients. The membrane will be excised and the wound sutured. A less invasive technique your veterinarian may use is balloon dilatation, by which a small balloon is inserted into the compromised nasal space and then slowly filled with air in order to widen the narrow passage. Balloon dilatation is usually performed using fluoroscopy, which provides real time moving images and simplifies the procedure. If surgery is conducted, antibiotics will be prescribed for few days to prevent infections.
Living and Management
Recurrence is not uncommon in patients that have had nasopharyngeal stenosis, even after successful surgery or balloon dilation treatment. In such cases a second procedure may be necessary for treatment. Watch your dog for any recurrence of symptoms and consult your veterinarian immediately if they should become apparent. Your dog may feel very sore after surgery and may need pain killers for a few days until the wound has healed completely. You may also need to administer antibiotics at home for few days after surgery. Give all prescribed medications at their proper dosage and time to enhance recovery time for your dog.
While your dog is recovering, avoid using products which may irritate its nasal passages, including scented floor products and air fresheners.
A wall or partition that is designed to divide and separate
The act of making an opening narrower.
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
The return of food into the oral cavity after it has been swallowed
The cartilage between the nasal cavities
The widening of something
Less important, below, toward the bottom or back
A tool used to look into the trachea and bronchi.
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